Christine Burns Rudalevige

Editor in Chief

Christine Burns Rudalevige

Christine has lived in many places, including Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, England and France. But her professional world has consistently been grounded in just two: in journalism and in the kitchen. Throughout her 30-year writing career, she’s covered sports, politics, business and technology. But for the past 10 years after completing culinary school, she’s focused on food. Her words and recipes about eating locally and sustainably have appeared in publications from The Portland Press Herald to Fine Cooking. Her award-winning cookbook Green Plate Special (link is: https://www.amazon.com/Green-Plate-Special-Sustainable-Delicious/dp/1944762140) was published in 2017. When she’s not laboring over a cutting board or a keyboard, she’s learning from her two semi-adult children, a community of food-minded friends, hundreds of productive Maine farmers, thousands of innovative chefs near and far, and her 30,000 honeybees.

Only Time Will Tell

Only Time Will Tell

Colorful Cannabis Gumdrops Require Patience

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Jun 5, 2021

People Feeding People

People Feeding People

Facebook group taps local cooks to fill the need

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Mar 2, 2021

Zero-Proof Springtime Sippers

Zero-Proof Springtime Sippers

Build a mocktail bar should booze become uncomfortable

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Mar 2, 2021

Perfecting a Local Fish Sauce

Perfecting a Local Fish Sauce

Maine Scientists Research Using Green Crabs As A New Ingredient for An Ancient Condiment

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Dec 1, 2020

New Roots, New Markets

New Roots, New Markets

Somali Bantu Farmers Prove Cooperative Farming Works

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Sep 1, 2020

From Away and Making Food Connections

From Away and Making Food Connections

A Homesteading Life in Kennebec County

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Sep 1, 2020

Undercover Farming at Canopy Farms

Undercover Farming at Canopy Farms

Brunswick chef taps aquaponics system for tough-to-find Asian ingredients

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Jun 15, 2020

The Last Bite: Keep Them Fishing

The Last Bite: Keep Them Fishing

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Jun 15, 2020

Food Businesses Help OUT Maine's Misison

Food Businesses Help OUT Maine's Misison

Beer, Coffee, and Bed and Breakfast Purchases Benefit Rural LGBTQIA+ Youth

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Jun 5, 2021

Not Your Mother’s Pot Brownies

Not Your Mother’s Pot Brownies

Balancing chocolate cravings and THC doses

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Mar 2, 2021

Stacked, Packed, and Hasselbacked

Stacked, Packed, and Hasselbacked

New-Fashioned Party-Ready Maine Potato Dishes

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Dec 1, 2020

Precisely Portioning Pot

Precisely Portioning Pot

Don’t Get Too Cooked

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Dec 1, 2020

Cooking, Consistency and Connections, and Cooking

Cooking, Consistency and Connections, and Cooking

Northern Union’s Chef Romann Dumorne Discusses Comfort Zones in an Uncomfortable Time

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Sep 1, 2020

Tying Up Loose Ends

Tying Up Loose Ends

Ways for using up all the edible bits and pieces

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Jun 15, 2020

Berry Delicious Summer Pies

Berry Delicious Summer Pies

When Maine berries are ripe for the pickin’, making pies keeps eaters grinnin’

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Jun 15, 2020

Saffron Grows in Maine

Saffron Grows in Maine

Local farmers are learning how to grow this expensive, exotic spice

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Mar 15, 2020

Maine Artisan Pastas

Maine Artisan Pastas

And the sauces that love them

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Mar 2, 2021

Tying Up Issue 16's Loose Ends

Tying Up Issue 16's Loose Ends

Suggestions on how to use up all the edible bits and pieces

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Mar 2, 2021

Reimagining School Lunches

Reimagining School Lunches

Ecology School Chef Looks to Cook Without Fire

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Dec 1, 2020

The Holiday Regifting Guide

The Holiday Regifting Guide

Ten Edible Presents that Give Back to the Maine Food System

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Dec 1, 2020

Fast and Local Fare Is Engrained in South Berwick

Fast and Local Fare Is Engrained in South Berwick

Fine Dining Fixture Turns Fast Casual

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Sep 1, 2020

Honeybee Helper

Honeybee Helper

State Apiarist Jennifer Lund keeps Maine hives buzzing

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Jun 15, 2020

Get to Know Your Maine Nonprofit: The University of Maine Cooperative Extension

Get to Know Your Maine Nonprofit: The University of Maine Cooperative Extension

Making connections between scientists, producers, and eaters in good times and bad

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Jun 15, 2020

Nearly Meatless

Nearly Meatless

A reducetarian approach to cooking

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Dec 15, 2019